The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is welcoming 2013 proposals for the Pacific Exchange Emerging Professionals (PEEP) Program. The Pacific Exchange Emerging Professionals Program (PEEP) seeks to provide professional development opportunities for the next generation of conservation leaders. HCA recognizes that the global conservation effort has much to gain by enhancing dialogue between similar social, cultural, and/or political systems. Through peer learning and the exchange of information and experiences, PEEP participants will become part of a larger network of conservation professionals who share resource stewardship concerns, across a large, complex biocultural area between Hawai‘i, and the Micronesian, Melanesian, or Polynesian archipelagos. In 2013 HCA will provide support for up to two successful PEEP applicants with up to $2500 in support towards an exchange experience occurring prior to the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.
|Jacqueline Kozak Thiel, PEEP 2012 Awardee|
PEEP focus: Exploring the Social Science of Conservation
Thiel returned from a month long trip to the North and South Islands of New Zealand, as well as a stop in Fiji to attend the Pacific Invasives Partnership meeting, and found that connections are at the heart of sustainability and conservation. Read more ...
HISTORY OF PACIFIC EXCHANGE EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
The origin of this exchange began with the New Zealand/Hawaii Conservation Exchange Program where the Hawaii Conservation Alliance (HCA) and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research in New Zealand established an exchange program to enhance communication of . . . READ MORE